Jesus has no Race; Jesus' Skin Color is Purple
1. Jesus Messiah of all Skin Colors
2. In China, Jesus is Chinese
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1. Jesus Messiah of All Skin Colors
The color of Jesus skin is a big issue with some. There are people who are threatening to destroy works of art representing a white Jesus because they think it represents white supremacy. In God's big picture of things, the color of Jesus skin really makes no difference. Jesus looks upon the inside of man, not the outside. God created the different races at the tower of Babel. He is a creative God who loves variety. In my opinion, the color of Jesus skin is purple, for all I care.
If a person is focused on the color of Jesus skin, they are missing the point of Jesus being born on earth. Jesus came, lived and died to save all mankind from the pain of a sinful life and eternal death, no matter what the color of his skin. We are all the same blood. The Bible says in Galatians 3:27-29:....for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
2. In China, Jesus is Chinese
In different countries around the world, Jesus is represented as being of the race of that country. In China, Jesus is Chinese. In Mexico and South America, Jesus is Latino. In Africa, Jesus is black. In India, Jesus is Indian. And that is the way Jesus wants it. Jesus wants us to feel He is Someone we can be close to. All races. He wants us to feel that He sympathizes with us. And if Him having the same skin color as ourselves helps with that, so be it. "I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some." 1 Corinthians 9:22 Hebrews 4:15,16 explains this about Jesus: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Today we can purchase Barbies and other toys of different colors for children. Many different races live in the United States. So there is a market for pictures of Jesus reflecting the racial variety. Christian artists and stores should venture into this market. They should create more items reflecting minority races: Chinese, Mexican and Black. They will probably be snatched right up.
Let's not try to force a Jesus of one skin color on everyone. The color of Jesus skin is really a minor point in why Jesus came to live on earth and in God's grand scheme of things. Jesus came to live in our hearts and minds so that we might love and care for each other. So that we might live in peace. Let's not worry about what color Jesus skin REALLY is. In reality, Jesus is purple.